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Cannabis Dependence

  • H. Thomas Milhorn
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Abstract

Cannabis is a genus of flowering plant that includes three species—sativa, indica, and ruderalis. Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica products are used recreationally and as a source of fiber. Cannabis ruderalis is a species of Cannabis originating in Central Russia. It is less common than the other species of Cannabis. It has a lower THC content than the other two, so it is rarely grown for recreational use. Its much shorter stature (about 2 ft) limits its application for hemp production. It is used traditionally in Russian and Mongolian folk medicine, especially for the treatment of depression.

Keywords

Marijuana Pharmacology Interactions Health risks Medical use Medical marijuana Cannabis indica Spice Hashish Hash oil Tolerance Dependence Abstinence syndrome Overdose 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Thomas Milhorn
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.East Central HealthNet Family Medicine Residency ProgramMeridianUSA
  2. 2.University of Mississippi School of MedicineJacksonUSA

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